Thursday, November 04, 2010

To Protect and Serve, Somebody's Watching You, -and- The Sting

To Protect and Serve - Cameron County, Texas deputy sheriff arrested in weapons smuggling sting
Somebody's Watching You - speed camera checks your insurance, tax, whether you're wearing a seat belt or tailgating
The Sting - Lakeland woman near death following wasp attack

On this day in history: November 4, 1979 - The US Embassy in Tehran is stormed by "students", holding 52 hostages for 444 days. The incident propels Ted Koppel onto the national scene with a long series of repetitive Nightline: America Held Hostage specials.

Born on this day in history: November 4, 1969 - Matthew McConaughey (1969 - ) Born on November 4, 1969, actor Matthew McConaughey grew up in the small Texas town of Uvalde. Known for his good looks and easy-going personality, McConaughey soon achieved leading man status with A Time to Kill (1996). Sometimes compared to Paul Newman, McConaughey has received praise for his on-screen charisma.

Scripture of the Day: He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant - not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. — 2 Corinthians 3:6

Video of the Day: LMC Super Cuda 200 MPH! - submitted by Frank

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at
Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
ITC to investigate Motorola's patent claims against Apple
Twitter updates Android app
RIM loses ground to Android
ViewSonic goes all-LED with new monitors
Man nabbed for allegedly stealing sexy pics, posting online
Microsoft warns of targeted attacks using new IE hole

Laura is on her way to Tucson for several days. Here are some photographs she took with her Droid X and Camera 350.

  • Preparing to board:

  • Two of Laura's co-workers. Their destination (and Laura's change-of-plane stop) is Los Angeles:

  • Boarding the plane:

  • Thor makes an unsuccessful attempt to thwart Laura's departure!

  • The UCLA Women's Soccer Team

  • The UCLA Women's Soccer Team - on their way to do battle with the University of Arizona.